Our Partners

Working together to help pets in LA.

We appreciate our beloved partners. It is with their help that we may continue to love and care for the animals of Los Angeles.

New Hope
New Hope Partners Helping Los Angeles Shelter Animals

New Hope partners are private nonprofit animal rescue organizations that work with us to save the lives of our most vulnerable animals.

The New Hope Program was implemented to eliminate obstacles that might
prevent saving the lives of the animals most at risk of euthanasia due to
behavioral or medical conditions.

These animals are placed on our New Hope Alert lists after which all adoption
and microchip fees are reduced or waived for our New Hope Partners.

New Hope Alerted Animals

The following New Hope Alert links are currently being refreshed, so please bear with us as we update them.
Thank You.

Blue Alert
Animals on Blue Alert have a treatable medical condition that is too severe to be cared for in a shelter. These animals need adoption and private medical care.
Cats  Dogs  Rabbits

Urgent Needs Alert
Animals on the Urgent Needs alert have been observed as having escalating levels of fear, anxiety and stress (FAS) and need to be taken out of the shelter to resolve their distress.
Cats  Dogs  Rabbits

Euthanasia Alert
Animals on the Euthanasia alert have been observed to be either suffering from constant fear, anxiety and stress (FAS) without sufficient relief and/or are not safe to continue to keep in our care. Some animals on this list may only be released to our New Hope Partners.
Cats  Dogs  Rabbits

More Information

Want more information on the New Hope Program?
Click on the following links:

If you have any questions, need additional information or are interested in becoming a New Hope Partner, please contact the New Hope Program Manager at or at:
Attn: Laura Dunlap
Los Angeles Animal Services
221 N. Figueroa St., Suite 600
Los Angeles, CA 90012
Office: (213) 482-9558
Fax: (213) 482-9511

Thank You to our Partners

We Are Their Voice

The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals® (ASPCA®) was the first humane society to be established in North America and is, today, one of the largest in the world.

The ASPCA’s mission, as stated by founder Henry Bergh in 1866, is “to provide effective means for the prevention of cruelty to animals throughout the United States.”

Visit The ASPCA
Best Friends

"We absolutely love animals — and we think humans are pretty swell, too."

That’s why they have people around the country working to make the world a kinder and more compassionate place.

Working together, they are building on this foundation of compassion and inclusion to help both pets and people. They’re making sure that everyone has the same access to loving pets and that every adoptable pet has access to the comfort of a foster home instead of a kennel in a shelter. 

Visit Best Friends
Human Animal Support Services

HASS is committed to community collaboration to reimagine the role of animal services.

Human Animal Support Services is based on elements that each partner organization will implement in their communities. HASS provides policies, tools and training to create meaningful change, reducing intake and housing most pets in homes, not kennels. Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, caring people across the US and throughout the world have enthusiastically adopted, fostered, donated, fed and otherwise cared for animals in need. In this time of tremendous uncertainty, HASS provides a path forward. HASS aims to create critical engagement among animal welfare organizations to build a system to better address the modern needs of communities when it comes to animal services.

Visit HASS
Maddie's Fund

Maddie's Fund® is a family foundation established in 1994 by Dave and Cheryl Duffield and is the fulfillment of a promise to their inspirational dog, Maddie. She provided them much joy from 1987 – 1997 and continues to inspire them today.

Maddie’s Fund proudly offers the industry a national voice, important funding opportunities for bold ideas, learning resources and access to collaborate and share innovative solutions. The Foundation invests its resources in a commitment to keeping pets and people together, creating a safety net of care for animals in need and operating within a culture of inclusiveness and humility.


Read About Maddie's Story
The Pet Care Foundation

Pet Care Foundation was founded by Paula Kent Meehan in 2004 to help lower the euthanasia rate of Los Angeles City and County Animal Shelters. Since its inception Pet Care Foundation has found new homes for over 85,000 cats and dogs through its many different programs.

Programs include in-house adoption events and grooming at all LA City Shelters, free spay/neuter clinics, ADOPT A PET TODAY television show airing on the Beverly Hills City and West Hollywood City TV channels, and extensive social media networking.

Visit The Pet Care Foundation

Petco Love was founded in 1999, formalizing Petco's longstanding commitment to animal welfare. Over the years, they have served as a leader and valued partner in animal welfare, always focusing on one thing: Creating a better world for animals and the people who love and need them. In April 2021, they adopted a new name, Petco Love. They continue to harness the power of love to make communities and pet families closer, stronger, and healthier--and create a future in which no pet is unnecessarily euthanized.

Visit Petco Love

Thank you to our lifesaving partners who help us care for #LACityPets